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Religious education encouraged ‘grooming’ 7-year-olds

Religious education encouraged ‘grooming’ 7-year-olds

Children were being encouraged to form "special friendships" and share secrets with adults in a religious education program in Queensland.

Dangerous fluid ideology taught to our kids

Dangerous fluid ideology taught to our kids

Children as young as nine are being taught to mix bleach with their favourite drink, cordial. The bleach represents Jesus (yes, we are confused too). And they are supposed to love Jesus ...

What we will lose in the ABC ‘efficiency’ review

What we will lose in the ABC ‘efficiency’ review

Crikey readers talk religious schools and the ABC's so-called efficiency review.

The US must act on Greste

The US must act on Greste

Crikey readers talk Australia's history of press freedom (or not), Peter Greste and religion in schools.

The school chaplain and the poisoned cake

The school chaplain and the poisoned cake

Terrifying tales of damnation have no place in our secular schools. With the budget boost to the chaplaincy program will schools be teaching kids what to think instead of how to?

No schools crusade, kids just prefer a Christ-less Xmas

No schools crusade, kids just prefer a Christ-less Xmas

The media likes to claim Christmas is under attack in state schools. But Melbourne secondary teacher Chris Fotinopoulos found that most parents and pupils are fine with a Christ-less Christmas. Pop stars and circus routines, anyone?

Religion, education and children

Religion, education and children

Crikey readers have their say.

Crikey and religion in schools

Crikey and religion in schools

Crikey readers have their say.

Religion in schools: why teachers, parents are powerless to stop it

Religion in schools: why teachers, parents are powerless to stop it

Religious groups can enter government schools without the permission of parents or even the school. Ben Westcott talks to principals and parents about Christian groups in the classroom and the playground.

Zealots in school … Jesus loves me, this I know, cos he gave me a Freddo

Zealots in school … Jesus loves me, this I know, cos he gave me a Freddo

Religious representatives masquerading as youth workers are enjoying unsupervised access to students in certain state schools without the knowledge of some parents, writes Chris Fotinopoulos, a state schoolteacher and Melbourne writer.